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. >>> still ahead a call for stricter gun control in the wake of the tragedy in newtow >>> the nra argued this week that more guns in schools in the hands of trained professionals could protect america's children. you can see an exclusive interview with the wayne la pierre tomorrow morning on "meet the press" at 10:30 right here on nbc 4. >>> well, what's your excuse? ahead tonight some of the surprising things people will tell their bosses to get the day off from work. >>> plus no more wind. it's now just >>> if you've ever told a little white lie to your boss to get some time off, apparently you're not alone. a new survey of 500 full-time workers found nearly half of them have called out sick when they were really just playing hooky. 27% say they have used jury duty as an excuse. about the same amount said they have lied about a death in the family to rack up some extra vacation days. even if you fool the boss, you're not fooling your colleagues. when someone calls out sick, 72% of their co-workers think they're faking it. oops. now, you call out sick -- >> all the time. >> and it's ver
are so many people buying? >> one thing. fear. fear. >> this is the logic of the leaders of the nra to add more guns around our schools. >> reporter: there was an anti-gun protest outside the show, still hundreds of people lined up to get in even before the doors opened. this is the line just to buy ammunition. some folks tell me the prices for ammo have gone up in recent weeks. so they're stocking up. vendors say the crowds are driven by calls for a ban on assault weapons and ammunition following the shooting of children and adults in newtown. gary sattern bought a rifle at the show. >> there's a lot that can be done to control who purchases firearms as opposed to limiting what firearms are available. >> reporter: dale houseman and his daughter, alexandra, came to the show from rich nond. >> they're not evil things. they have to be in the hands of an evil person to be used for evil purposes. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4. >>> there was a vigil in prince georges county today calling for more regulation on guns. a group of ministers and families held a demonstration in front of
amendment rights. >> reporter: in an interview on "meet the press" the head of the nra reiterated his calls forearmed guards in schools across the nation. >> fit's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> reporter: one of the falls church protesters is a resent high school graduate. she disagrees with having armed personnel in schools. >> i would not have felt safer. i think i would have felt more in harm's way. i don't agree with guns in general. >> reporter: pratt put some of the blame on adam lanza's mother. >> i think if the mother would have survived, she would have been held accountable for allowing those firearms to be accessed by somebody that was mentally instable. >> reporter: the owner of the shop says this was the first time there was ever a demonstration outside of his business. in falls church, darcy spencer, news4. >>> the second victim of a shooting in northeast washington has now died. police say 69-year-old nethannial beasley jr. died. the shooting also killed 44-year-old raymond harris. police are of
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